noisy hard drive @ boot-up

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Whisper702

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I am working on 2 different HP's one has a noisy hard drive at the boot up and reads that it needs the correct driver to boot-and the other one the fan is snapped off from the CPU -can I connect the hard drive to the other computer with jumpers and try to get it working as a secondary drive on the computer that has the fan issue-and was also wondering I got told to use thermal glue to the fan that is off of the CPU so that it won't burn out the processor is that correct?
If anyone can help my newbie tech chick *** with this issue it would be much appreciated! Thanks!:)
 
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The noisy drive is failing and probably not worth trying to recover. Even if you do it would still be suspect.

The fan issue needs to be resolved by either replacing the fan (if possible) or getting a new heatsink/fan combo and installing it. Thermal paste is used between the heatsink and the CPU top to aid efficient heat transfer. When using it use it sparingly. Failure to use the paste and have an efficient fan/heatsink WILL damage to processor and, thus, make the situation a whole lot worse.

You can connect the faulty drive to the other system (AFTER you've fixed the fan problems) but I would only do it to attempt to recover any data. Once you have the data (if you can read it) then toss out the drive and get a new one.
 

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Failure to use the paste and have an efficient fan/heatsink WILL damage to processor
Quite easily, actually. So just to emphasize: Make sure you apply thermal paste and correct the fan issue before anything else.
 
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